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to class this morning in newtown. but the children who attended sandy hook elementary will be home for another day. >> and there's a massive volunteer effort to get their new school ready for classes and there are many more funerals today. abc's t.j. winick joins was the latest. hi, t.j. >> reporter: good morning. as you mentioned, the first two of what will eventually be over two dozen somber funerals were held yesterday. ♪ this is the living memorial in downtown sandy hook, where a constant stream of locals and visitors come to remember those lost in friday's horror. in newtown, a funeral for 6-year-old noah pozner, who was eulogized as a boy who liked animals, video games and mexican food. at his funeral, an onlooker collapsed. inside, his mother shared stories that had everyone in tears. >> she told him, i love you. >> reporter: a few miles away, another funeral. jack pinto, also 6, a big sports fan, whose favorite new york giants player, victor cruz, wore his name on his cleats during sunday's game. >> i was honored, man. i couldn't even express to them how great that made m
back to classrooms. millions of students and parents across the country in the wake of sandy hook. stay with us, everybody. you're watching "world news now." >>> "world news now" continues after this from our abc ♪ >>> welcome back, everyone. it is easy to forget that christmas is just one week away, and schools, they're in their final days before holiday break. >> doesn't seem a lot like christmas time. but none of those days are likely to be as nerve-racking as yesterday was. that was the first day back since the connecticut shootings. abc's amy robach reports on what was an anxious monday for many. >> reporter: parents around innation dropped their children off at school. many holding on a little more tightly. a day of jitters. schools from new york to tennessee to texas all went on alert after fear ignited several false alarms, some bomb threats. others as minor as an umbrella mistaken for a gun. an elementary school in richfield, connecticut, just 20 miles from newtown, went into lockdown after someone reported a suspicious person. security on the minds of principal, it was a pri
for a teacher killed in the shooting is today not far from the sandy hook school. >> vicki soto died while protecting her students from gunman adam lanza. abc's t.j. winick is live with more on this. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and sunny. authorities cannot say for certain whether sandy hook elementary will ever reopen. at a wake for sandy hook teacher victoria soto, hundreds stood in a line that wrapped around a funeral home in nearby stratford. >> vicki was the ringleader of the family, vibrant, full of life. >> reporter: it was a somber day for many parents here in connecticut, who sent their students back to school for the first time since friday. sandy hook elementary remains closed. >> i'll always be worried, but now it's very bad. >> reporter: at st. rosa lima catholic church, back-to-back funerals, as the service ends for 6-year-old james mattioli, the small white casket is placed back in the hearse. several minutes later, another tiny white casket, this one for jessica rekos, is carried inside the church. two other young shooting victims, charlotte bacon and
'll go back to our top story this morning. support worldwide for the victims at sandy hook elementary. >> but first, on the front lines of a war zone, doctors reveal how newer weapons are making their job of saving lives an uphill battle. you're watching "world news now." ñ >>> the heightened discussion on gun violence has revealed some disturbing numbers. 31,000. >> that's the number of americans killed by guns just last year. that's 60 times more than the number of troops killed in iraq and afghanistan the same year. >> on the front line of this war, however, are doctors. abc's matt gutman has more. >> reporter: skylar davis was shot before she was born. >> it went through her arms here, and the exit came out right here. it shattered her elbow bone. >> reporter: a four-pound victim shot while still in her mother's womb. just one of the countless victims caught in the american cross fire every day, in hospitals like this one in miami. jackson's rider trauma center. our ground zero in a national crisis. >> i had a woman eight months pregnant who was shot in her uterus and her brain.
have a viewing party. >>> great thing happening in new york city last night. they had the sandy benefit. you saw bon jovi, bruce springsteen, everybody collaborating for the victims. but something mick jagger said on stage is a little insensitive. here's what he said. and he's drawing only ire and rage from some people. he said this has to be the largest collection of old english musicians ever assembled in madison square garden. but if it rains in london, you've got to come and help us. so basically comparing hurricane sandy, which killed 140 people, and rebuilding is expected to reach $70 billion, comparing that to rain. >> i'm sure he meant it as a joke. >> it was a bad joke. >> didn't realize how it would come across. >>> jon stewart has some harsh words. there's one person never aloud to come back to his show, that's actor hugh grant. hugh was on the show in 2009 and stewart was at an event in jersey and was telling the audience, his quote was, he's giving everyone the word and he's a big pain in the a word, jon said. apparently there was a clip the publicist of the movie that hugh
with a green and white one that said, sandy hook, we choose to love. >> and for jack pinto's family, that must have been somewhat emotionally healing just to be there and i'm sure it gave them a sense not of closure, but a sense of closeness. >> well done. >>> coming up, it was a year of a lot of ups and downs from the election to the shoogt am sandy hook. >> but there were many light moments as well. up next, the things that made us laugh in 2012. you're watching "world news now." >> lord help us. it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. ♪ doing it with a cold, just not going to happen. vicks dayquil -- powerful non-drowsy 6-symptom cold & flu relief. ♪ no matter what city you're playing tomorrow. [
are you supposed to do? >> as we open our gifts this morning, keep the sandy folks and newtown folks in your head and in your heart today, for sure. >>> also with the holiday message, pope ben tikt xvi expressed his concern. the pope opened that service with a traditional latin wish for peace and blessed thousands of worshippers during midnight mass at st. peter's basilica. >>> christmas day weather. the threat of tornadoes, unfortunately, on this holiday. louisiana, alabama, mississippi, they could have a rough few hours ahead and heavy snow in oklahoma and morning fog in atlanta and tallahassee. >> you need to bundle up if you're in the upper midwest. fargo will be like 35 below. yeah, maybe even put on an extra little christmas log there. omaha in the mid-teens and mid-40s in baltimore and new york. pleasant 80 and flip-flops in miami. >> always jealous of miami this time of year. >>> if you can't believe this, there really actually is a santa claus. he looks the part, acts the part and now living the part year round. the former frank pazuzzi has changed his name. it is even print
garden, as the 12-12-12 concert for sandy relief got under way. ♪ it's now or never >> reporter: it is a star-studded show. raising money for residents of the tristate area, still suffering after the storm. >> the damage from sandy was as much as $70 billion. our national and local governments are responding but it's just not enough, which is why we're here tonight. >> reporter: the money raised here will go to an organization called the robin hood relief fund, and then it will be distributed to sandy's hardest hit areas. ♪ get you on your feet again >> reporter: the stars helping out have strong personal connections to the region. many are either current residents of the tristate area or many grew up here. ♪ but tomorrow there will be sunshine ♪ >> reporter: no one is more associated with new jersey than the boss and the members of his band. >> yes, it's a little bit more personal because literally the jersey shore where we grew up. >> reporter: the jersey shore hit hard by the storms. residents there and people here acknowledge it will take years to rebuild and billions
is sandy, 82 years young he should say. and ladies, he's back on the market. if you're looking for love, he's looking for a wife and he's wearing that sign around his neck that says so. >> that's not so bad. he said she's got to be 60 years old, has to live in town, love books and a sense of humor. >> obviously with that. >> he's been married before. he was married and divorce three times by the age of 39. >> wow. he says that he's "cleaned up his act" and ready to head down the aisle again. it's cute if you're that age. if there's a 30-year-old dude wearing that, i don't know about that. >> what is that like? that's like an elderly person's version of craigslist. >> it looks like he's got his act together. he's cute. if you messed up three times before you're 40, this could be it for you. good luck. there's somebody out there for you. >>> coming up, the vegetable, this is a good one. all of you are getting ready for new year's. we'll tell you about the secret vegetable that can treat your new year's hangover. >>> the nfl coach known for his winning spirit after facing a personal battle. he
monster tried to shoot his way into sandy hook school, that if a good guy with a gun had been there, he might have been able to stop him. >> we don't want to turn our schools into dodge cities. >> reporter: at least one school district in new jersey placed armed guards in each school over the governor's objection. >> you don't want to make this an armed camp for kids. i don't think that's a positive example. >> such an interesting debate. you feel like we have to do something to prevent another tragedy like the one we saw in newtown. but folks say you don't want to make it feel like police states. and can schools afford these days to put armed patrolman in every campus? you don't know where it's going to go from here. >> most people agree on the idea of high magazine clips. but most people agree on new gun control after newtown, gun sales skyrocketing. one store in virginia saying they've never seen anything like that before. >> watching the head of the nra give that press conference in friday and subsequent interview over the weekend, he said we're open to all solutions but took any gu
where public schools allow guns on campus. but in the wake of the shooting at sandy hook, the push is on to add more states to that list. arizona's attorney general wants every school principal or the designee armed. in ohio, applications for one shooting course for teachers are up 20%. arming teachers is a lot like arming airline pilots. simply knowing that someone on campus might be carrying a gun could be enough to stop the bad guys. in 1997, an armed high school vice principal in mississippi did manage to stop a 16-year-old shooter on a rampage. but there was also columbine. 15 people died and the armed security guard on campus and another one nearby could not stop it. >> the nra's blanket call to arm our schools is really nothing more than a distraction. >> reporter: some teachers in utah say they want more gun training. and organizers are already planning another class for the next holiday break. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> you didn't have any armed teachers when you grew up, did you? >> i did. i had an armed teacher, not a teacher, an officer and a drug sniffing
survivors of hurricane sandy. >> cool day, great cause. nicely done. as with all magic numbers, brides and grooms like to get hitched. >> this is an easy way for the husband to remember the anniversary. an arizona couple is giving their whole wedding the theme of 12, inviting 12 guests to be there, tying the knot at 4:12. one of at least five couples getting married at the same place today. david's bridal estimates there are about 7,500 nuptials across the country today. >> seems like the end of something and the start of something new for us in our new life. >> it sounds good. it just sounds good. it's something that i think will give us luck in our life. >> the biggest wedding plans in florida where couples can get married at 12:12 p.m. for $500. it's expected to break the record for most marriages in a single day. >> and there are thousands of kids who have a special day today when they turn 12. >> i didn't know you were going there. one of those is this boy. he lives in alabama, born on december 12 at 12:12 p.m. he turned 12 today. in lieu of a cake, he's asked for krispy kreme don
sales increased only 0.7%. hurricane sandy dampened the mood of shoppers in the northeast. and then there's the issue of the fiscal cliff and higher taxes. >> i think the worries of what we're going to be dealing with at the end of the year has curbed our spending, for sure. >> reporter: retailers today are trying to outdo one another with deals, often better than what was offered the day after thanksgiving. amazon offering a 46-inch tv, marked down 44% for just $338. best buy is cutting the price of a nikon camera. and a cashmere sweater from bloomingdale's, just $89.99. last year shoppers spent more than $7 billion on the day after christmas. bargains have become a post holiday tradition. whether you're shopping in stores or surfing for discounts and free shipping from online venders, retailers are looking for you on what may be the fifth busiest shopping day of the year. brad wheelis, abc news, los angeles. >> i think you have the right idea. we should go shopping when we're done. online venders still offering free shipping. just go online and find the coupons. it's tha
rifle, a weapon similar to the one used in the sandy hook elementary massacre. >> he armed himself heavily and immediately started firing on first responders. essentially, it was combat conditions. >> reporter: the two most seriously injured firefighters remain in intensive care, though in stable condition. john ritter, the officer who was the first to engage the gunman, was treated and released. >> we'll get through it. >> reporter: the community gathered together at the webster firestation to show support and pay respects. >> it could be you, it could be me. >> reporter: aaron katersky, abc news, new york. >> we just learned that president obama will have a shorter hawaiian vacation than originally planned. mr. obama and the first lady traveled to a marine base in hawaii yesterday to visit with service members and their families. tonight, the president will make the long flight back to washington to resume negotiations to avoid that fiscal cliff. congress will also be returning on thursday, and we will finally see if they can come together and make an agreement. >> and the clock
in the stores, hand out $100 bills, and this year gave to victims of hurricane sandy. genuine giving. after that black friday madness. nice to see. who ever did it well done. >> amen, thank you. >>> coming up next, the electronic device you use every day that, that may actually sense your feelings. >> my toaster oven? >> yes. >> not's having the body of a victoria's secret model. oh, the pressure, the sexy workouts, to look so freaking perfect. >> hey, girl! hey, baby girl! baby girl! baby girl! >> whatever. ♪ doesn't mean it's over because you're gone for for what doesn't kill you makes you stronger ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by unite health care. ♪ you yourself and i eligible for medicare, now is a good time to think about your options. are you looking for a plan that really meets your needs and your budget? as you probably know, medicare only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplem
as officials from northeast push for billions of dollars in federal aid in the wake of hurricane sandy. senators from hard-hit states are among those scheduled to test final the governors of new jersey, new york and connecticut are teaming up to request almost $83 billion in federal help. >>> also on capitol hill, the senate has just passed its version of a defense bill. it's a $631 billion measure. it calls for a quicker withdrawal of u.s. troops from afghanistan and tougher sanctions on iran. it would also give military personnel a 1.7% raise. that vote was 98-0. unanimous. the senate and house must work out a compromise. >>> now we turn to egypt where tv stations are expected to go dark today in protest over the president's recent power grab. tensions are still simmering as thousands of demonstrators have taken their anger back to tahrir square. abc's alex marquardt reports. >> reporter: they came by the tens of thousands, hurling stones, pulling down barricades, riot police fired volumes of tear gas and retreated. as the masses grew, president mohammed morsi left the palace. ever s
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